Thomas Usher sees dead people; for the more cynical out there this could mean any number of things. It could mean an author scraping the barrel of ideas, it could mean a clich├ęd ghost book that brings nothing new to the game, or it could be a writer daring to engage an oft-used and familiar genre topic in a unique and involved manner.
Luckily for the reader, Gary McMahon’s Pretty Little Dead Things is an exercise in tackling what might be well-covered territory, in both screen and paper-based fiction, but it’s one that’s pulled off with some accomplishment. The result is a chilling, sometimes thrilling, but often reflective and rewarding delve into the arena of supernatural horror fiction. Click here to read more.. »